Papua New Guinea is a country located in Melanesia. Papua New Guinea has only one border country: Indonesia.
English is an official language in Papua New Guinea. It means that if you speak it, you would be able to communicate with almost everyone. If not, it is highly recommended that you acquire some basic English before traveling to Papua New Guinea.
The national currency in Papua New Guinea is Papua New Guinean kina (PGK). The kina (K) is subdivided into 100 toea.
With today’s currency rate, 1 EUR is worth 3.86 PGK and 1 USD is worth 3.59 PGK.
Papua New Guinean
Papua New Guinean
Check with your bank before your trip to find out if there are any fees for using your card abroad. Some banks do not charge fees when you use a foreign ATM or pay in foreign currency, but others may charge a fixed cost for each transaction or allow a limited number of free withdrawals. The travel card provided by Wise.com, Revolut or Monose might be an excellent option to cut down on transaction fees.
Ookla® Speedtest The average fixed internet speed in Papua New Guinea is 23.87 Mbps and mobile is 27.7 Mbs.The global average is 159.18 Mbps and 109.61 Mbps respectively.
ATM Density It may be difficult to locate an ATM in Papua New Guinea.7.89 ATMs per 100,000 people.The global average is 39.69.
SIM Registration No data available.
There is one common socket type used in Papua New Guinea. Type I is not very common around the world, so it might be a good idea to check if your electronics need an adapter.
The sockets’ shapes and voltage differ from country to country and a travel plug adapter may be required. Portable devices, such as phones, notebooks or tablets, usually handle the entire range of voltages used across the world (110-240V).
In the year 2023, Papua New Guinea will celebrate 11 national public holidays.
|January 1, 2022||New Year’s DayNew Year’s Day|
|April 15, 2022Moving holiday||Good FridayGood Friday|
|April 16, 2022Moving holiday||Holy SaturdayHoly Saturday|
|April 17, 2022Moving holiday||Easter SundayEaster Sunday|
|April 18, 2022Moving holiday||Easter MondayEaster Monday|
|June 13, 2022Moving holiday||Queen’s BirthdayQueen’s Birthday|
|July 23, 2022||Remembrance DayRemembrance Day|
|August 26, 2022||Repentance DayRepentance Day|
|September 16, 2022||Independence DayIndependence Day|
|December 25, 2022||Christmas DayChristmas Day|
|December 26, 2022||St. Stephen’s DayBoxing Day|
- EF English Proficiency Index (EF Education First)
- Speedtest Global Index® (Ookla®)
- Automated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults) (The World Bank Group)
- Registration Policies Per Country (Prepaid Data SIM Card Wiki)
What hotel chains are present in Papua New Guinea?
There are no Mariott hotels in Papua New Guinea.
The Hilton hotel chain operates in Papua New Guinea.
The IHG hotel chain operates in Papua New Guinea.
There are no Best Western hotels in Papua New Guinea.
There are Radisson hotels in Port Moresby.
There are no Accor hotels in Papua New Guinea.
What fast food chains are present in Papua New Guinea?
The McDonald’s chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
The KFC chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
The Burger King chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
The Subway chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
The Domino’s Pizza chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
The Starbucks chain does not operate in Papua New Guinea.
- Country by National Dish (Samson Daniel)
What is the weather like in Port Moresby?
Weather data for Port Moresby (capital city) by Open-Meteo.com
Railways There are no passenger trains available.
Subway Systems There is no subway system in any city.
Taxi Apps Unfortunately neither Uber nor Bolt are available in Papua New Guinea.
- List of high-speed railway lines (Wikipedia)
- List of metro systems (Wikipedia)
- Left- and right-hand traffic (Wikipedia)
- The Global Enabling Trade Report 2016: Road connectivity (World Economic Forum)
Emergency phones in Papua New Guinea
- Papua New Guinea Travel Advisory (United States: Department of State)
- Travel Advice for Papua New Guinea (United Kingdom: The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office)
- Mortality caused by road traffic injury (The World Bank Group)
- Corruption & Economic Crime (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime)
Smoking & Alcohol
Smoking ban Smoking is prohibited in all public areas excluding entertainment and restaurants.
Cananbis legality Both recreational and medicinal use of cannabis is prohibited.
- List of smoking bans (Wikipedia)
- Legality of cannabis (Wikipedia)